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Liver enlarged. Life threatening issue?

Respected sir
my queri is during my granny(48 years old) routine health checkup it is confirmed in ultrsonics that her liver is enlarged with size 16.5 cm with some echotexture what are the reasons behind this enlargement and is their any life threatining issue with this enlarged liver give me the complete details of my queries.
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Asked On : Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM).

Enlarged liver with increased echotexture may be due to following causes:
1. Non alcoholic fatty liver disease
2. Alcohol intake
3. Initial stages of Heptitis B and C
4. Autoimmune liver disease
5. May be drug induced

You should be evaluated for all these and be treated accordingly. Enlarged liver is very initial stage of these disease as c.f. and is reversible most of the time. However if it persist for a longer period of time it may lead to hepatitis and then cirrhosis.

So I will advise you to get evaluated for the same.

I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. If you have any further query I will be happy to answer that too. Remain in touch and get-well soon.
Answered: Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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